Little, Martha (Shepherd)

Personal Details

First nameMartha
Other namesShepherd
Date of birth03/03/1856
Place of birthGloucestershire, England
Date of death06/10/1935
Age at death78 years


Born in Cricklade Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire England. Arrived in Australia with family in 1858 on the ship ‘Alfred’, age 2 years

Wife of James Enoch Little m.05/06/1871 St Paul’s Rockhampton, age 17 years (age is questioned – she may have only been 15 1/2 years)

Mother of –
James Edward b.02/10/1872 d.24/06/1940
Sarah Tiney b.22/07/1874
Henry b.1875
Phoebe b.05/03/1876
John b.14/08/1880 d.28/09/1925
William b.03/03/1883
George Arthur b.20/10/1887 d.26/05/1958
Mary b.20/11/1890
Rowland Beresford b.22/09/1894 d.31/07/1962
Martha Beatrice b.23/08/1897 d.28/09/1899

Cemetery Record

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Grave number144
Date of funeral07/10/1935

Died from Cardiac failure, senility

Morning Bulletin Friday 11 October 1935
Mrs Martha Little, an old identity of the district, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs J. Ah Quee, Muttaburra, on October at the age of 86 years. One of the pioneer stock, Mrs Little was widely known in the West.
Mrs Little was a native of Gloucestershire, England. Her husband predeceased her five years ago. She is survived by four sons, Messrs George and William Little (Aramac) and Messrs R. B. and J. Little (Muttaburra), and two daughters. Mesdames J. Ah Quee and A. James (Muttaburra).
[Source: COUNTRY NEWS. (1935, October 11). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld.: 1878 – 1954), p. 12. Retrieved November 20, 2013, from]